Unfamiliar Texts Language Techniques
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Names idea rather than physical objects. E.G. love, hate, survival
Word that gives the reader more about the meaning of a verb. E.G. Ran slowly
Word that describes a noun or pronoun. E.G. blue desk
Repetition of initial sound in a group of words. E.G. wild and whirling words.
An informal or conversational word/phrase. E.G. dunno, cop.
Language chosen because of its emotional connotations. E.G. slaughtered rather than killed.
Story told by the person involved. E.G. I felt numb.
A very close and direct comparison, when one thing 'becomes' another. E.G. Conversations bloom all about.
The sound of the word spoken echoes the noise described. E.G. bang, pop.
Giving non human objects human characteristics. E.G. The wind danced in the trees.
Point of View
The angle from which the story is told. E.G. first, second or third person.
Story is told like the reader is the subject. E.G. You walk into the room.
A straightforward comparison. E.G. The applause was like waves crashing.
Way in which words are organised into sentences.
Time at which the action takes place. E.G. past, present, future.
Story told by an outside narrator. E.G. He, she, they.
Words expressing a state of being. E.G. ran, sat.
a statement that is formulated as a question but that is not supposed to be answered
some duty that is essential and urgent
the repeated use of the same word or word pattern as a rhetorical device
a figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor
a type of first person plural pronoun whose referents include the addressee
a play on words, often achieved through the use of words with similar sounds but different meanings
specialized technical terminology characteristic of a particular subject
an overused saying or idea
short account of an incident (especially a biographical one)
Using words from another source
Knowledge or information based on real, observable occurrences.
Series of items in a meaningful sequence
Referring to a work of literature, a famous event, person or place in order to link ideas.
An extended comparison using two things that are similar. E.G. Animal Farm
Repetition or similarity of vowel sounds in a group of words. E.G. line/find
The emotional meaning or association of a word. E.G. Pig - dirty, smelly.
The repetition of consonant sounds within words or across words E.G. He struck a streak of bad luck.
The use of figures of speech like similes and metaphors.
Events or descriptions that hint at coming events.
Use of figurative or descriptive language to create an image.
Repetition of identical or closely similar sounds. E.G. whirl, swirl.
Sound pattern created by the repetition of regular patterns. E.G. iambic pentameter.
A line of poetry that has not punctuation at the end.
Stream of conscience
The story is told through a random flow of character thoughts.
Object that represents a greater idea or feeling. E.g. dove = peace
Prose Language Features
Poetry Terminology (Poetic Devices)
Ten Virtues for the Modern Age Vocabulary
Information Literacy Vocabulary
The Lottery & Examination Day Vocabulary
Language of Explanation
PERSUASIVE LANGUAGE TECHNIQUES
Senior Film Techniques